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"The Master's Sun" Continues To Scare Up Good Ratings

BY Joan MacDonald | Aug 29, 2013 12:55 PM EDT

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Ratings for the horror romcom "The Master's Sun" are down a little from the previous week but the competing dramas still don't stand a ghost of a chance at beating them.

Viewers are waiting to find out whether the arrogant and distant Joong Won, played by So Ji Sub, will realize how his feelings are changing for the messy, ghost-tormented Gong Sil, played Gong Hyo Jin. On the pretense of using her paranormal abilities for his own profit, he is becoming more involved in her daily life. She now works for him and also spends much of her free time with him. Touching him is the only way she can sleep.

To deal with his changing feelings, he keeps setting new rules, such as when and where she can touch him. She doesn't care because when she is near him the ghosts don't bother her. However, her deepening relationship with the mysterious security man Kang Woo, played by Seo In Guk, is starting to upset Joong Won.

"I'm not afraid of ghosts," he tells Gong Sil. "I'm afraid of you."

And considering how he is falling for her, he has a lot to be scared of.

The ghost stories that vary from week to week keep the classic perfect-guy-meets-oddball-girl plotline fresh. These often scary ghostly visitations may be one reason why the drama stayed in first place at 16.1 percent, with "Two Weeks," following at 9.4 percent and "The Blade and the Petal" earning 5 percent.

"Two Weeks," starring Lee Jun Ki, Kim So Yeon, Ryu Soo Young and Park Ha Sun, tells the story of a small time gangster whose life has no direction. Then one day he discovers he has a daughter and she has only a few weeks to live. Deciding to help her gives his life new purpose, but he's being chased by the police and an assassin. He must find a way to help his daughter while trying to save his own life.

"The Blade and the Petal" stars Kim Ok Bin and Uhm Tae Woong as a Goryeo dynasty Romeo and Juliet, whose love is doomed by a conflict between their fathers. He plays the son of a man whose father killed the king. She plays the princess whose father was killed.

The competition between the variety shows was closer with the SBS show "Couples" rating at 6.9 percent and the MBC show "Radio Star" earning 6.8 percent.

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